Susannah Grant is following up her Emmy-nominated sexual assault drama “Unbelievable” with one other small display screen challenge impressed by a harrowing true story. She has a brand new sequence within the works at Showtime impressed by the lifetime of Rebecca Bender, “a intercourse trafficking survivor who now advocates for victims and consults with regulation enforcement,” per The Hollywood Reporter. “Coercion” has acquired a pilot order from the community. Sydney Chandler (“Don’t Fear Darling”) is tapped to star.
Set to be written and directed by Grant, “Coercion” is “based mostly on Rebecca Bender’s private story of entrapment on the earth of intercourse trafficking, her escape, and her beautiful emergence as a relentless pressure towards that world,” stated Amy Israel, govt vp scripted programming at Showtime. She added, “We’re excited to be working with Susannah, whose work as a author and director is at all times sharply noticed and transferring. And Sydney Chandler guarantees to captivate audiences as she takes on this difficult function.”
The “potential sequence would decide up the lead character’s life six years after her escape and comply with her struggles to renew a ‘regular’ life in addition to her emergence as a assured, humorous, and impassioned advocate for justice,” in keeping with THR.
Grant, who acquired an Oscar nomination for her “Erin Brockovich” screenplay, has plenty of initiatives within the pipeline, together with “Classes in Chemistry” and “Fleishman Is in Bother.” The previous is an Apple sequence that sees Brie Larson taking part in an aspiring scientist who finds herself working as a bunch on a TV cooking present and the latter is an FX restricted sequence a few just lately separated man who reenters the world of courting.
“Affirmation,” “The Soloist,” and “Catch and Launch” are amongst Grant’s different writing credit.